Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pregnant Woman with Disability Used for Target Practice

According to CNN, a young mother with a disability and who was pregnant, Dorothy Dixon, was recently tortured and beaten to death.

"Banished to the basement, the 29-year-old mother with a childlike mind
and another baby on the way had little more than a thin rug and a mattress to call her own on the chilly concrete floor.

Dorothy Dixon ate what she could forage from the refrigerator upstairs, where housemates used her for target practice with BBs, burned her with a glue gun and doused her with scalding liquid that peeled away her skin. They torched what few clothes she had, so she walked around naked. They often pummeled her with an aluminum bat or metal handle.

Dixon -- six months pregnant -- died after weeks of abuse."

In case you think that's an anomaly, visit YouTube videos such as this "comedy" about hunting disabled people:

Blogger doesn't seem to be posting videos right now, but go visit the link.
Lest you think the filmmaker is just a backwoods criminal, he's a film student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since when are hate crimes funny? He has not just one but multiple videos mocking disabled people. Damn Nazi.


Anonymous said...

Sentence each of one them to death, only after letting them experience days and days of torture themselves, including the 12 year old. Not fit to breathe another breath.

FridaWrites said...

My guess is they'd still not get it, but would feel self-victimized. One of the murderers of Brent Martin said, "I'm not going down for a muppet."

But how to prevent this kind of abuse? It's terrible.

Anonymous said...

I flagged that guy's videos on YouTube, wrote to YouTube help center, and wrote to the guy. What a jerk.

On the torturers, well, goes to show you what to expect from social workers doesn't it? Sometimes the worst sorts of people are drawn to that profession, to prey on people they think are weaker than themselves.

FridaWrites said...

Wow, thank you for contacting him! Let me know if/how he responds. I contacted his university, and they said they'll look into it.

From reading Elizabeth's blog, yes, I think sometimes some people really are drawn to it for the wrong reasons. Another reason I don't want to leave my uncle in someone else's care!